Gun Lake Tribe publicizes $300M enlargement
In what it says shall be “the biggest enlargement within the historical past of the property,” the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Want Band of Pottawatomi Indians, or Gun Lake Tribe, has unveiled a $300 million mission that may see its Gun Lake On line casino in Allegan County reworked right into a lodge resort with “limitless facilities.”
President and Chief Working Officer for Gun Lake On line casino, Sal Semola stated in a Monday assertion…
“It’s with nice satisfaction that we reveal the biggest enlargement in Gun Lake On line casino’s historical past. As we speak’s announcement demonstrates our dedication to sustaining the fame as a number one leisure and gaming vacation spot in Michigan,” based on native information media.
The federally acknowledged Michigan tribe’s plans embody the addition of 250,000 sq. toes, which can see the property prolonged west towards U.S. 131. The main points of the mission as reported by native information businesses embody a 4-diamond lodge with 250 luxurious suites and rooms, a full-service spa, and an all-new, three-meal restaurant.
Additionally included within the enlargement is what the tribe says shall be “the world’s first totally enclosed glass-domed pool and nightlife leisure area.” To be open year-round, the addition(s) will enable company to get pleasure from a pool, sizzling tub, and personal cabanas which can be found to order throughout the day. Within the night, the world will change into “the last word nightlife scene,” that includes DJs, stay music and dancing, based on the announcement on the on line casino’s Fb web page.
“We’re happy with the continued progress of Gun Lake On line casino which is immediately related to the excellent effort of our group members,” Gun Lake Tribe Chairman Bob Peters stated in a press release, as reported by Fox 17. “The tribe stays steadfastly dedicated to reinvest in our collective future, for the good thing about tribal residents, group members and the local people. This may present much more employment alternatives and improve Gun Lake On line casino’s place as a tourism driver for western Michigan.”
Work on the brand new mission will reportedly start upon completion of a $100 million enlargement introduced in October 2019, which is anticipated to open on the finish of 2021. One in every of a number of expansions since opening in 2011, the present build-on features a 76,000-square-foot addition to the on line casino, which can convey it to 228,000 sq. toes, with a further 450 slot machines, 12 new desk video games, a bigger non-smoking space, and elevated capability to the world often known as Stage 131 and extra upscale eating choices.
In February this 12 months, the Gun Lake Tribe introduced the ten-year anniversary of the on line casino that opened to the general public on February 10, 2011, and that up to now, has invested $415 million into the Wyland on line casino, and in complete, has generated $2.8 billion to the Nice Lakes State’s financial system within the final 10 years.
In a press release within the press launch, Tribal Chairman Peters stated…
“This can be a proud milestone for the Gun Lake Tribe, our group members, and the supporters on this neighborhood who performed an integral position in Gun Lake On line casino turning into a actuality. As illustrated within the ten-year financial influence report we launched at this time, the On line casino supplied $2.8 billion to Michigan’s financial system within the final ten years. We intend to guard this financial engine for a lot of extra years to return.”
Based on the tribal presser, up to now, the tribe has paid out roughly $5 million in annual wages to its almost 1,000 group members in gaming operations and has immediately paid over $410 million in wages to staff over the past ten years.
Positioned off Exit 61 on U.S. 131, midway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Gun Lake On line casino is owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Want Band of Pottawatomi Indians and is operated by the Tribe’s administration companion, MPM Enterprises, LLC, owned by an affiliate of Station Casinos, Inc. and personal buyers from Michigan.